Romney's Standing in Iowa & NH

The Republican race for President has taken a turn recently. With the Iowa caucuses less than three weeks away, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has surged to the top of polls there.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has fallen behind. A Rasmussen survey taken Monday shows he has 23 percent voter support, compared with Huckabee's 39 percent.

So now, even more than ever, Iowa can affect the course of the candidates' campaigns.

To find out how Romney may fare, WBUR's Bob Oakes turns to University of New Hampshire political science professor, Dante Scala. Our key question: what could happen if Romney loses in Iowa?

This program aired on December 13, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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